April 24, 2018
Bradley Wigging Memorial Rodeo
Bradley started competing in bull riding at age 14. He was the 2002 Mid-South Little Britches Bull Riding Champion and the 2004 Champion Bull Rider in Tennessee High School Rodeo. He was a member of the University of Tennessee Rodeo Team. He traveled throughout the United States competing in Rodeo. He was the owner of a heating and air conditioning business, a devout Christian, and family man.
Action at the Circle Cross Rodeo got off to an early start, prior to the competition, when a bull broke out and ran into the crowd that was milling behind the chutes. People scattered, clambered to climb the fence, and concerned mothers looked quickly for their children. One cowgirl on a startled horse had an involuntary dismount. Everyone had a good self-deprecating laugh, however, as the bull ran to a nearby baseball field, where the hazers diverted him back to the pens.
Rodeo Clown Michael Feathers kept the filled bleachers entertained with good humor and, along with bull fighters Josh Lepard and Cory Durham, help keep the cowboys safe. He did have to spend some time in the barrel at one point, when there were three loose bulls in the arena at the same time.
The Rodeo was well-attended with 19 bull riders, 4 bareback riders, 44 barrel racers, 45 team ropers, and 19 calf ropers.
Circle Cross Rodeo “Rodeo… With A Purpose” is a ministry of Circle Cross Cowboy Church. For more information, visit: www.circlecrossrodeo.com or call Pastor Stan McCall, 901-848-4959.
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